CBC stands for ‘complete blood count’. As the name suggests, it is a measure of the count of all composites of the blood, namely white blood cell count, red blood cell count, and platelets.
Why get tested?
The test helps in evaluating the count of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets in the body. This evaluation may help to diagnose several health conditions associated with the blood count such as anemia, leukemia etc. it also helps in diagnosing conditions associated with symptoms such as easy bruising, tiredness, weakness etc. This test also aids in tracking the effect of chemotherapy in the body.
What it measures?
The test helps to ascertain the count of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. It also helps to measure-